Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Death By Pointer

by Squarlboy - Compo Entry

My First Ludum Dare submission.
A simple game made in Game Maker and SFXR(for the sounds).

Your weapon is your dear friend every time you turn on your computer.
but be careful it knows neither friend nor foe.

How long can you survive?

EDIT:
This game works surprisingly well on a smart board.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness71%
#351Innovation3.40
#530Humor2.74
#542Fun3.06
#701Audio2.32
#752Overall2.95
#1012Graphics2.17

Comments

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:27am

good game, i hope it could increase the difficulty.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:31pm

A better introduction to what I'm supposed to do a little help a lot. But else it's okay.

SySaNiN says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Interesting concept!

F. Wiktora says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:07am

Good first entry!

Catwheel says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:41am

175.77 seconds. I have to say the idea of smacking dudes with your cursor would have never occurred to me. This is one of the most innovative ideas I have so far.

abcdef65g says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:46am

One of the most creative unusual weapons if you think of it abstractly; Not that we don't use mouses in games usually, but saying the pointer that is on our face wherever we turn the PC on to a point we pretty much ignore it, that is a rather creative concept.

Fun, agile, this game is what I expect from a Ludum Dare game, creativity at it's finest.

Davikin92 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:57am

Increase the difficulty overtime. Add more possible actions that you could do with the pointer (lasso, marquee, click, right click...)

blob says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:41am

Funny idea. Too easy to cheat the AI by just waiting under the platform. Would have been cool to have more level and difficulty ramping up.

seankimdesign says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:00am

That was more fun than it initially appeared to be! It was surprisingly satisfying to hear the tick as the stickmen went down to my pointy cursor. It would be great to see more variations and elements introduced to this game. Kudos.

sorlok says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:27am

Cool idea! I love the idea of having a weapon that hurts you and the enemy at the same time. Neat!

bossmojoman says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:50am

I got to 44 seconds. This was a nice simple concept and very playable. Great job! Im not sure why I cant vote on theme though, I think this was a perfect example of the theme.

Squarlboy says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:59am

@bossmojoman: thinks for catching that i though theme was like atmosphere.

ZYXer says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 1:04am

Quite an addictive game! I really like how this game plays with your instict to use the mouse to move your character. I think nearly each time I died was because I touched my player with the cursor while I was unconciously trying to make him move. Really good entry for your first LD.

someone says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 1:05am

Cool idea. Could do with a difficulty curve or something. I stopped after 100 kills.
I liked that you can hurt yourself, it made it more interesting.

John Vanis says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 3:13pm

so so

BIZM says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 2:52am

This was a very neat game. :) Took a while to realize you can move and jump! I had fun playing it with my stylus. Wish it would get harder over time though.

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